Grade B?, I'd hate to see a grade D...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by catzilla, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. weckart macrumors 68040

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    It looks fashionably distressed. Hipsters will be creaming themselves over it.
     
  2. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    That's bad... they want too much money for a beat to hell PowerBook!
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    A rip off warning has been issued for the MacRumors community.
     
  4. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    I've seen plenty of iBook G4s that were in much worse shape than this being sold for way more.
     
  5. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Actually selling for more, or just offered for more?

    This particular B grade example has the added features of a dead disk drive and only one functioning RAM slot.
     
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  7. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    ive seens iBooks listed for 100+ that were in even worse shape. For example, Dead/failing/missing HDDs, Cracked/faulty LCDs, Broken hinge, missing keys, case cracks everywhere. that is some of the the worst i have seen. The only thing broken on my MDD is the front panel of the case but with the handles and feet on it stays in place fine.
     
  8. catzilla thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The important question is, though, are they selling for that price?

    I paid $60 including shipping for my iBook G4. It's a 1.25ghz model. I think that my 800mhz G3 "Snow" was about $25, albeit with no OS installed and no charger.
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I see machines listed for hundreds of dollars because they include Adobe CS2 which is likely not a legal copy anyway. That being said, they almost never sell. In summary, you can price something however you want, but it doesn't mean it sells.
     
  11. catzilla thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True, but it is certainly entertaining! It's amazing that people price items 10x what others are asking on the same site.
     
  12. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    You could see the Mayor of Portlandia using that road-worn TiPowerBook G4 for streetcred to keep the 90s & early 2000s alive in Portland :D ;)
     
  13. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    I got this for 99c. An iBook G3 with some scratches and a missing battery, but otherwise fukly working.

    It was humbly listed as grade 'C', but looks good for such a low rating.
     

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  14. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    "Integrated with Motorola PowerPC G4 550 MHz processor, the PowerBook G4 M8362LL/A notebook ensures amazing computing performance. The 100 MHz bus speed of this Apple laptop prevents system tailbacks and assures smoother execution. With the support for SDRAM RAM technology, this Apple PowerBook boosts data processing speed. Installed with 256 KB cache memory, this Apple laptop enhances the processing speed. With 1920 x 1440 video resolutions, this Apple PowerBook ensures excellent picture. Avail the high-speed network connection with the equipped network adapter of the PowerBook G4 M8362LL/A notebook."

    bahaha
     
  15. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Yup, many listings have that, eBay puts it there as a stock description. Obviously it was written when the machine was new ;)
     
  16. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Really? Curious misuse of the word 'avail'. I have not seen it applied in that way outside of India. In fact, the rest of the blurb indicates a non-native speaker was behind it.
     
  17. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Yes, I even found the exact same item description on another listing with the same model input by the seller (but a different seller).

    I agree the phrasing is weird. Other models have item descriptions phrased completely differently.
     
  18. catzilla thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Probably run through Google translate.
     
  19. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    "Integrated with Motorola PowerPC G4 550 MHz processor, the PowerBook G4 M8362LL/A notebook ensures amazing computing performance. The 100 MHz bus speed of this Apple laptop prevents system tailbacks and assures smoother execution. With the support for SDRAM RAM technology, this Apple PowerBook boosts data processing speed. Installed with 256 KB cache memory, this Apple laptop enhances the processing speed. With 1920 x 1440 video resolutions, this Apple PowerBook ensures excellent picture. Avail the high-speed network connection with the equipped network adapter of the PowerBook G4 M8362LL/A notebook."

    Drooling over this:p, not gonna lie though it does look nice.
     
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    god, that show, drove me nuts with just..everything.
     

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